Rod Baker


I grew to love the sea when my family moved to Newhaven, a small port tucked into the south coast of England.

Uncertain which career path to choose, I worked as a Rag Baler, Deck Hand, Tugboat  Mate, Boat-builder, House Carpenter, Marine Repair Shop Owner, Psychotherapist, Counselling Instructor, and Executive Director of non-profit mental health organisations.  I retired before I’d decided what to do with my life.

In 2016 I published a memoir about my time in the British Merchant Navy, called Constant Traveller R801168 which is available on Amazon, or for a signed copy, by contacting me.

My second book, published in May 2017, is about the 20 years I ran a boat repair shop and is called –      I Need My Yacht by Friday—True Stories from the Boat Repair Yard,  available on Amazon.

My third book, called  Um, Where is Belize? — a Journey into the Unknown, is slated for release in December 2017, and tells of an impromptu road trip I took, with a cousin I had never met, on a journey from Vancouver to Central America and back.

I plan a fourth book called “Unsteady Times” which tells of growth periods in my life.

Still attracted by bodies of water, I live along the shores of beautiful Howe Sound.